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Volunteer at your Library

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the Hartford Public Library. Volunteering for Hartford Public Library can be a rewarding and exciting experience. Hartford Public Library recognizes the need for and welcomes community volunteers to assist in the library. Community volunteers help expand the Library’s ability to fulfill its mission, enhance public service and enrich community support, community utilization and public relations. If you enjoy meeting and helping people, share your talents and skills and discover the rewards of giving your time and energy to an organization that enriches lives and builds and strengthens community!  A background check, and where applicable, reference checking are required before any candidate can begin an assignment.


Volunteer Opportunities at HPL


The American Place

Audience primarily adults and youth ages 16 and older.


 Citizenship Mock Interview Coach

   Citizenship Test Tutor            

 Cultural Navigator

 ESL Tutor

 Immigrant/Refugee Youth Mentor         

 Job Readiness Coach

 Literacy Tutor (Adults) Math/Reading/Writing

 Pro bono Naturalization Attorney 

Public Services

Pick up orders from Foodshare in Bloomfield/Help pack orders at Barbour twice a month

 Chess tutor/instructor for youth

Hartford History Center

 Materials Preservation


 Library Tours               

 Public Relation Campaigns                 

 Special Projects 


 Adult Programming

 Book Group Facilitator                    


Click here to learn how to get involved